Lavon EDC Gateway to East Texas

Strategic Plan

The Lavon EDC annually updates its Strategic Plan examining the goals and revising or updating the strategies to guide actions for the forth coming year.

Lavon Economic Development Corporation...

"We Cultivate Investment and Growth!"

Goals for 2019-

Goal : Attract New Private Sector Commercial Development Expanding the Property and Sales Tax Base For Lavon.

  • Strategy: Work cooperatively with private sector land owners to develop the major business center on FM 2755.

  • Strategy: Attract partners in the development of a build to suit and speculative commercial/business & office buildings.

  • Strategy: Market Lavon available retail and commercial properties through the Lavon EDC website and at tradeshows such as NTCAR and TX Deal Making of ICSC.

  • Strategy: Market the advantages of the outer loop Lavon East Freeway as the gateway to DFW from east Texas. 

  • Strategy: Aid in the development of SMART City strategies. 

  • Strategy: Encourage the continued development of
    commercial property through voluntary annexation and extension of utilities.

  • Strategy: Participate, as appropriate, in development of public facilities that will attract new developent.

  • Strategy: Support quality of life improvements including but not limited to development of parks and trails. 

  • Strategy: Meet periodically with City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission to coordinate efforts of land development and economic development. 

  • Strategy: Continue the effective Small Business Bazaars to help develop local micro-small business opportunities, hold the Shop Small Saturday and simlar efforts to attract small business development in Lavon.

2. Goal – Develop the Brand Lavon…..Marketing Lavon through the Web Site and a minimum of 4 marketing events

  • Strategy: Participate in two regional trade shows - NTCAR and Texas Deal Making.

  • Strategy: Develop electronic brochures marketing Lavon.  

  • Strategy: Continue to update, expand and maintain the LEDC web site with fresh information and facts.

  • Strategy: Invite local developers/investors to the EDC meetings to promote their sites and projects.

  • Strategy: Encourage the City Council to apply for the TXDOT Green Ribbon program within the TXDOT rights of ways and compete for funding and recognition by that program.

  • Strategy: Update or create an additional Lavon videos with drone footage highlighting the completion of SH 78, the plans fo SH 205 and the proposed out loop- Lavon East Freeway.  

3. Goal – Strengthen the Management Tools of the Lavon Economic Development Corporation

  • Strategy: Encourage the training of Board Directors and staff.

  • Strategy: Actively seek to build incentive tools including tax abatement, Freeport tax abatement and goods in transit exemption. 

  • Strategy: Continue the use of a Professional and Certified Economic Developer as the Executive Director.

  • Strategy: Continue the use of a Office Manager with scheduled office hours at the City Hall.

  • Strategy: Continue the Board of Directors policy to meet at least monthly and more if necessary to meet the Mission of the EDC.


Recent News

Lavon EDC Presents Incentive Check to Retail Center Owner
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Groundbreaking for Retail Center
February 18th 2017 - Saturday, February 18, 2017 the Lavon Economic Development Corporation held a groundbreaking... read more.

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Lavon, TX 75166
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